Begin with early morning pickup at your Singapore hotel, Singapore airport, or cruise port depending on your wishes.
Then, relax into the leather seats of your private, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the 3-hour drive to Malacca - the UNESCO-listed Malaysian state that was once the country’s busiest trading port. Use the onboard WiFi if you wish.
On arrival, choose from a typical western buffet breakfast or a delicious local Chinese breakfast of Roti Bakar (toast topped with coconut jam), and Teh Tarik (pulled tea). Absorb the historical atmosphere and learn about the city's Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial heritage as you take in historical St. Paul’s Church on St Paul’s Hill, St. Francis Xavier statue, the Porta De Santiago fort, 18th-century Christ Church, and Queen Victoria Fountain.
See the Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and peruse the stalls and red-brick houses during a stroll along Jonker Street. Stop to sample some famous local pineapple tarts and coconut-milk cendol dessert, and enjoy a 45-minute cruise along the Malacca River, passing quaint colonial houses, temples, and churches.
Make the scenic journey to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital. Refuel with a sumptuous local Indian lunch of Thosai (savoury pancake with sides), before heading to the famous Batu Caves on the edges of Kuala Lumpur. View the Hindu shrines contained within these sacred caves, and then continue into the city to the Petronas Twin Towers. Visit the observation deck of these world-famous towers for bird’s-eye city views, and admire five other must-sees of the National Palace, Sultan Abdul Samad (former supreme court and government offices of the British colonial administration), National Monument, National Mosque, and Independence Square.
Finally, head to a Malay-style food court and savor a tasty local Malay dinner of coconut-milk rice with fried chicken before returning to Singapore, where your tour finishes with a hotel, port, or airport drop-off at about 9pm, depending on traffic.
Please note: in the event that the Petronas Twin Tower's observation deck is closed (ie: Muslim festivals, Mondays etc), guests will have an outdoor photo stop of the Petronas Twin Towers, and visit the KL Tower's observation deck instead.
In addition, if you are interested in staying overnight in Kuala Lumpur and exploring it independently before a next-day return to Singapore by coach, (all at additional cost), please advise at time of booking.